Forum Question: Iwork Numbers …

Is there a shortcut to inserting the date into a cell or selected cells?
In Excel I used use a key stroke to do this. Is there a keystroke option to insert date in Numbers?
J Vossos

Comments: 6 Responses to “Iwork Numbers …”

    6/1/11 @ 8:15 pm

    Yes. Well, sort of. You can go to the menu Insert, and then Date & Time.
    Since it is a menu item, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to it with the System Preferences, Keyboard, Keyboard Shortcuts pane. See episode 244:

      John Vossos
      6/2/11 @ 10:07 pm


      Thanks for that tip. I watched the video and went through the paces. Once I assigned the keyboard shortcut is would work when I immediately tested it, but then the next time I tried it, it didn’t work. The shortcut shows on the “Date & Time” menu, but it just doesn’t work. What might I be doing wrong?

      Thanks again.

        6/2/11 @ 10:11 pm

        Not sure. Try it again. Check and double check. I tried this myself and it worked fine.

          John Vossos
          6/2/11 @ 11:04 pm

          It works fine in when first tested, but them when open another sheet it no longer functions.

          Thanks anyway, … it was a good try.

            6/2/11 @ 11:06 pm

            It should work. I’d stick with it and see if you could troubleshoot the problem.

    9/15/11 @ 1:59 pm

    I have had this same problem. I created the same exact shortcut for the date and it worked for a few days, but then it stopped working. I have deleted and recreated it a few times and have even restarted the computer. Nothing seems to help.

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